Writing

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One… – Sebura&Gartelmann Joke Around at Holding House

Friends and artists Alex Gartelmann and Jonas Sebura, who create collaborative works under the name Sebura&Gartelmann, express a mutual interest in “vernacular architecture”—for example, in their 2014 interactive sculpture, Church, which combined the architectural language of DIY skate parks with that of secular spaces. Understanding this merging of high art and vernacular architecture to be […]

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Book Lover’s delight @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — I’m an inveterate lover of books, so you never have to bother arguing with me about the continued relevance of print as a medium. Books are not just the sum of their words and ideas, but lovely standalone objects — a concept aptly demonstrated by two book-based shows going on in the Detroit […]

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“Double Presence” review @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — These days Detroit is a hotbed of craft-based forms revisited. We are exploring fiber, we are redefining letterpress, and we are having a ceramics revolution of shattering (not literally) proportions. Double Presence, a three-person exhibition at Holding House featuring works by Nathan Tonning (also the show’s organizer), Victoria Shaheen, and Emily Duke, presents three diverging […]

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